The Seattle Mariners are in selling mode, as a full-on rebuild is forcing the club to dump multiple veterans for draft picks and minor leaguers.
The MLB's older Seager brother is one of these, and has been the subject of trade talks as offseason rumors continue to swirl around the league.
He's got a gold glove and All-Star selection on his resume, and while his production saw a significant decline last season, Seager still managed 23 home runs and 63 RBIs at the plate, and was consistent as an everyday mainstay in the lineup with a 2.4 WAR. Despite the fall-off, the 32-year-old is garnering major interest from clubs who could use the services of a third baseman of his caliber.
Seager has a $15 million club option owned by the Mariners that will turn into a player option in 2022 if he's traded, which will make some teams hesistant to inquire about him, especially if they believe he'll only be a temporary loan.
Seager, though, has said he wants to play for a winner over a fledgling Mariners squad that is in its initial rebuilding stages, and has indicated his willingness to waive the option if he ends up with a desirable suitor. The third baseman is owed a total of $37 million over the next two seasons.
Still though, production at the hot corner is a hot commodity, and Seager is one of the better two-way players at his position; even in the twilight years of his career. This makes his name one of the most circulated as teams continue their attempts to improver their rosters before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just over two months.